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BOOK REVIEW: Blown to Hell: America’s Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders By: Walter Pincus / Diversion Books Reviewed by James Lawler The Reviewer: James […] More

BOOK REVIEW: Disruption: Inside the Largest Counterterrorism Investigation in History By Aki J. Peritz / Potomac Books Reviewed by Bill Harlow The Reviewer — Bill Harlow is […] More

The training for new CIA case officers is, for the most part, practical and vitally important for the grooming and development of those tasked with […] More

“The book does highlight many of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Americans who served their country and does offer some idea of their wartime roles […] More

Former Senior CIA Officer Robert Dannenberg puts the new book, The Recruiter to the test in a candid review you’ll only find in The Cipher […] More

BOOK REVIEW: The Anatomy of a Spy: A History of Espionage and Betrayal  By Michael Smith / Arcade Publishing Reviewed by Jean-Thomas Nicole (The Cipher Brief […] More

BOOK REVIEW: First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11 By Toby Harnden Little Brown & Co. Reviewed by Philip Mudd […] More

BOOK REVIEW: This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race By Nicole Perlroth / Bloomsbury Publishing Reviewed by Christopher Gallup […] More

BOOK REVIEW: The Cover Wife By Dan Fesperman / Knopf Reviewed by William D. Murray, retired senior CIA Operations Officer (The Cipher Brief taps independent […] More

BOOK REVIEW: The Cellist By Daniel Silva / Harper Reviewed by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) The Reviewer – Cipher Brief Expert Admiral James Stavridis, […] More

BOOK REVIEW: SPY SWAP: The Humiliation of Russia’s Intelligence Services By Nigel West / Frontline Books Reviewed by Joseph Augustyn, Former Sr. CIA Officer (The […] More